3031-16: Are Emergency Departments (ED) the Best Place to Care for Psychiatric Patients in Crisis?

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Recorded On: 10/21/2016

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3031-16: Are Emergency Departments (ED) the Best Place to Care for Psychiatric Patients in Crisis?

This session looks at a program where ED nurses have received specialized education on recognizing and initiating standardized psychiatric care protocols. The protocals reveiwed were designed to reduce risk for agitation, violence and delays in psychiatric care and stabilization.

Presenters: Jeannine S. Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH; Elizabeth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length: 35 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify 2 strategies in which the psychiatric PMH nurse can implement psychiatric standardized treatment protocols to collaborate with ER nurses bridging crisis stabilization with crisis management.
  2. Articulate the program evaluation metrics related to a psychiatric emergency stabilization and crisis management program based in the emergency department.
  3. Distinguish the unique and complimentary roles that psychiatric and emergency nurses have in providing emergency stabilization and crisis management.

Keywords: Emergency Department, Emergency Nurses, Psychiatric Patients, Protocol

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date.  You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately.  You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, October 21
3:45pm - 4:30pm

Release Date: December 16, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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